Bone Marrow Biopsy Glossary of Terms

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Analysis: In psychology, a term for conversation-based therapeutic processes used to gain ...

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Anemia: The condition of having a lower-than-normal number of red blood cells or quantity ...

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Anesthetic: A substance that causes lack of feeling or awareness, dulling pain to permit s...

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Aspiration: Removal of a sample of fluid and cells through a needle. Aspiration also re...

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Backbone: The spine. A flexible row of bones stretching from the base of the skull to the...

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Biopsy: The removal of a sample of tissue for examination under a microscope to check for ...

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Blood pressure: The blood pressure is the pressure of the blood within the arteries. It is...

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Bone marrow: The soft blood-forming tissue that fills the cavities of bones and contains f...

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Bone marrow aspiration: The removal of a small amount of liquid bone marrow through a need...

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Bone marrow biopsy: The removal of a sample of bone marrow and a small amount of bone thro...

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Chemotherapy: 1. In the original sense, a chemical that binds to and specifically k...

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Diagnosis: 1 The nature of a disease; the identification of an illness. 2 A ...

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Discharge: 1.The flow of fluid from part of the body, such as from the nose or vag...

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Emergency department: The department of a hospital responsible for the provision of medica...

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Fever: Although a fever technically is any body temperature above the normal of 98.6 degr...

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Heart: The muscle that pumps blood received from veins into arteries throughout the body. ...

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Heart rate: The number of heartbeats per unit of time, usually per minute. The heart rate ...

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Herbal: 1. An adjective, referring to herbs, as in an herbal tea.
2. A...

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Infection: The invasion and multiplication of microorganisms such as bacteria, viruses, an...

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Iodine: An element in the diet that is essential for the manufacture of hormones by the th...

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Laboratory: A place for doing tests and research procedures, and for preparing chemicals a...

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Leg: In popular usage, the part of the body from the top of the thigh down to the foot, an...

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Leukopenia: A shortage of white blood cells.

Lower leg: The lower leg is the bottom segment of the leg: the part below the knee.

Lymphoma: A tumor of the lymphoid tissue. The major types of lymphoma are Hodgkin's diseas...

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Marrow: The bone marrow.

Microscope: An optical instrument that augments the power of the eye to see small objects....

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Numb: Numb, or numbness is a loss of the sensation of feeling in an area of the body. Numb...

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Outpatient: A patient who is not hospitalized, but instead comes to a physician?s office, ...

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Pain: An unpleasant sensation that can range from mild, localized discomfort to agony. Pa...

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Pathologist: A physician who identifies diseases and conditions by studying abnormal cells...

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Pelvic: Having to do with the pelvis, the lower part of the abdomen, located between the h...

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Pregnant: The state of carrying a developing fetus within the body.

Prescription: A physician's order for the preparation and administration of a drug or dev...

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Red blood cells: The blood cells that carry oxygen. Red cells contain hemoglobin and it is...

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Respiratory: Having to do with respiration.

Respiratory rate: The number of breaths per minute or, more formally, the number of moveme...

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Sedative: A drug that calms a patient, easing agitation and permitting sleep. Sedatives ge...

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Sensation: In medicine and physiology, sensation refers to the registration of an incoming...

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Sternum: The long flat bone in the upper middle of the front of the chest. The sternum art...

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Stomach: The digestive organ that is located in the upper abdomen, under the ribs. The upp...

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Syringe: A medical device that is used to inject fluid into, or withdraw fluid from, the b...

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Thrombocytopenia: : A low platelet count. Platelets are irregular, disc-shaped element in ...

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Tibia: The larger of the two long bones in the lower leg. The tibia is familiarly known as...

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Vertebra: A vertebra is one of 33 bony segments that form the spinal column of humans. Th...

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Vital: Necessary to maintain life. For example, breathing is a vital function.

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